While we were drawing today, I decided to make one of those match games where you draw a line to match the silhouettes to the correct figure.  The kids really enjoyed the idea of a drawing game.  It took a little concentration too, and they were very proud when they finished.  Tess wanted to do it again and again.  If you want to try it out, there is a download below.

Click on the image below, then print.
36 Responses
  1. Juicy Roo

    Very cool, love the drawings. Joel I've been following your blog for a while and after you mentioned the origin of your last name a few posts back, I just had to ask: are you related to Richard Henriquez, the architect in Vancouver? I recall his name spelling changing and he was born in Jamaica. Any relation? Cheers, Julie

  2. Lori Henriques

    such a precious photo . . . i haven't thought about these games for years. can't wait to give it to leo! :)

  3. Anisbee

    I have just discovered your blog and I like it!
    A great dad who makes great things for his great kids, it is stunning and inspiring!
    I shall come back…

  4. Joy N. Hensley

    You are absolutely amazing! I tried making your pickup game and though mine just looked like bent paper clips (unlike yours) my 3 year old loves it, anyway! He also loves the paper city, but was asking where the trees and tents and campfire were (we take him camping, obviously!). Any chance of making an outdoor section or park to the paper city?

  5. modernmaam

    Oh, cute! I really like this one. She looks like she's having so much fun! You're little ones are brilliant!

  6. Joel Henriques

    Thanks everybody! Hope your kids like it.

    Juicy Roo – Cool, I wonder if we're related somehow. I'm not sure though.

    Joy N. Hensley – Yeah! The paper clip thing is really fun and so easy. Your "un-curled" version is probably easier to take back apart than mine. So it's probably even better.

  7. Joel Henriques

    Thanks. They're 3 and a half.

    Oh, and Joy N. Hensley – Yes, making a park for the paper city is a good idea! I'll have to work on that one.

  8. Ellemme

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, again! I'll print it for my daughter, to use on friday, when she'll be with me all the day long. She's one year younger than your kids, but I think she can do it!

  9. sherri

    I love that, at your house, you just "decide to make one of those match games" and this is what you bust out. How cool it must be for your kids to have you as their dad. I wish my printer was working, I'd print yours out, perhaps now I will make my own.

  10. megasimple

    Love your stuff. All of it. Pure genius. Posted about you today. Thanks for all you share. Looking forward to your book. Congrats!

  11. Joel Henriques

    Thanks for all the very nice comments!

    megasimple – Thanks, what a kind post! Very cool layout too!

    Moogie – Holy cow, that's the biggest paper city display I've ever seen! Ha. Oh, I love that. What an amazing job your kids did coloring it too. It must have taken forever.

  12. Sugar Mama

    Thank you! I printed this off for my daycare kids… and you've inspired me to "try" and make my own.

  13. Frau Traumberg

    Great job!

    I printed out all your coloring pages and my two girls (6 & 3 years) love them! I'm going to show your site on my Monday Makers Link List soon!

    (And I orderes Anorak just because of you!)

    Greetings from Germany,


  14. Marisa

    Hey Joel,
    My son loved this game. Feel free to post more on a regular basis! We do things like this on non-preschool days.

    I just posted a recycled cereal box holder I made for all these printable projects, and linked to this as a suggestion for other parents. Thanks!

  15. Beth Carter

    I’ve just discovered your site and am in love! I have one question, when I printed this matching game it cut off the bottom of the images. Any tips on how to get it printed fully? My 3yo is insanely intelligent and this is perfect for him! Thanks!

    1. Thanks everybody!

      Beth, I just switched the image to PDF. I think it might be easier to print now. Let me know if it works for you.